Destin Snowbird Activities 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- Snowbird activities 2021

Destin Snowbird Activities 2021

As the snow begins to fall in the North, here in Destin, Florida the sun is still shining, so it’s no wonder our snowbird friends flock south every winter to get their dose of vitamin D!

If you haven’t made your “Snowbird plans” then consider Destin, FL your second home for a few months. Not only do we have beautiful places to stay but also a ton of fun Destin snowbird activities 2021!

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are happy to help make those accommodations for you and set you up for the warm winter you deserve! When you book your snowbird stay with us this season you will get to take advantage of our LiveWell30A credit. When you stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will receive a $100 credit or a $200 credit at one of our vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! To #BookDirect with us visit: 

To find available snowbird properties on our website visit:

Call (850) 270-5227 to speak directly with one of our reservationists.

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Replace the White Snow with White Sand

Destin Palms Vacations- Snowbird activities 2021

Snow is beautiful but the white sand here in Destin looks just like snow, only we have one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the sun to go with it!

The beach is definitely the biggest attraction for tourists and locals alike, and one of the best Destin snowbird activities 2021 is simply enjoying the beach. From sunsets, to sunrises nothing says serene like a walk down the beach while the warm air surrounds you. During the winter months here in Destin, you can avoid large crowds and traffic which is another bonus for our snowbirds!

If you want to take a dip, the gulf may be a bit too cold to swim in but nearly all condo’s and vacation rentals in the area offer heated pools for you to enjoy.

If you want to enjoy activities outside of the beach, we got you covered there too!


Destin Palms Vacations- Dolphin Cruises

It’s safe to say you probably don’t see too many dolphins in the North, so this could be a fun Destin snowbird activity 2021!

Where there’s dolphins, you can guarantee a great time! Head over to the Destin Harbor and hop on a dolphin cruise where you can sit back, relax, and watch as these majestic mammals ride the waves.

If boats are not your thing, no need to worry! You can still visit Flipper and friends at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, located on Okaloosa Island (approx. 10 miles West of Destin). The Gulfarium has been bringing smiles and laughs to locals and visitors alike for over 60 years! You will not want to miss the amazing dolphin and sea lion shows, and you can get educated on Marine life by the informative staff.

There is so much more to be seen and experienced here in Destin, home of the magnificent dolphins!

Tee-rific Golfing on the Gulf

When visiting Destin this season, dust off your clubs because a round of golf is a great Destin snowbird activity 2021Golfing in Destin is perfect in the winter because of the weather, which is typically in the 60’s-70’s so you won’t break too much of a sweat!

There a ton of gorgeous courses here in Destin and this tends to be a favorite among snowbirds.Some of the more popular courses in the area are Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Emerald Bay, Sandestin Golf Resort & much more!

Emerald Coast Events

Want to spend your snowbird staycation doing something unique and memorable? There are several fun events going on in the area as well, check out some options below!

Beginner Wheel Throwing Classes – Thursdays Jan/Feb

Destin Palms Vacations- Wheel Throwing Class

Get crafty with this 6-week clay shaping class!

 The class is an introduction to the fundamental wheel-working skills used for shaping clay, intended for adults with little to no experience.

Students (ages 18+) will begin with learning basic techniques of centering clay, throwing cylinder forms on the wheel, trimming and glazing. The class will also cover altering and decorating thrown forms.

When you register for a 6 week course, you will receive a 25lb. bag of clay, full use of our range of glazes, firing of finished pieces and use of the studio during class time. Additional clay may be purchased from J.Leon Gallery + Studio.

To sign up & get more information, please visit:…/beginner-wheel-throwing…/

Winter Wonderland at Baytowne Wharf

Destin Palms Vacations- Baytowne Winter Wonderland

For those who may get homesick, Baytowne is bringing you a little piece of up North!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Event Plaza is turning into a Winter Wonderland full of real snow! Sip hot cocoa, make snow angels, hit the ice rink, and enjoy a day of frosty fun! This event is free and open to the public.

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Emerald Coast Theatre Presents – Florida Girl

Destin Palms Vacations- Florida Girls

Head to Grand Blvd. in Miramar Beach for a live theatrical show held by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company!

Florida Girls takes place in Crestview, Florida, circa 1965 and focuses on the upheaval in a middle-class family when two sisters compete in a high-school beauty pageant.  Written by celebrated local playwright Nancy Hasty, this comedy is sure to deliver on laughs, heart and lots of local charm.

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32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Destin Palms Vacations- 32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

For those snowbirds who will be in town still this February, you won’t want to miss the 32nd annual gumbo fest! This event will be held at the Village of Baytowne wharf on February 19th and 20th, and if you  are a food fanatic this will be a fun and unique event to attend!

Kick-off Party | Friday, Feb. 19th | 5-7pm
Kick-off the weekend with a delicious Baytowne seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille. Purchase plate at door. More details to come.
Main Event | Saturday, Feb. 20th | 12-4pm
Gulf Coast restaurants will be featuring their top secret recipes! Spend the day sampling a variety of gumbo! What’s your favorite– dark or light roux? chicken & sausage? seafood? Then, vote for your favorite for the “People’s Choice Award.” Local celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Enjoy live music and family entertainment.
Back this year, Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach! Taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”!
This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.
This Event benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids!
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New Years Eve in Destin 2021

New Years Eve in Destin 2021

Grab the champagne, sparklers, and party hats because it is finally time to kiss 2020 goodbye! If you are looking to plan a quick getaway to bring in the new year, then consider spending New Years Eve in Destin 2021. This blog will highlight NYE events going on in the area so you can lay 2020 to rest, which is something to celebrate!

Destin Palms Vacations - New Years Eve in Destin 2021

If you are still looking for last-minute accommodations for when you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, here at Destin Palms Vacations we are more than happy to help!  We can help your New Year’s stay be comfortable and affordable. We are offering 20% OFF Winter stays.  Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs!

 *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit

Baytowne Countdown 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- Baytowne NYE

When you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, you will not want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s celebration! Ring in the New Year and end 2020 with a bang, with two breathtaking fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight. Bring the whole family and enjoy the family friendly evening from 5pm-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and live music! Finish off the family friendly evening with the first fireworks display at 8pm. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from 7pm until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage and end the night with another firework show when the ball drops!

*21 & over after 10pm. 20 & Under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10pm

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New Year’s Eve at HarborWalk Village

Destin Palms Vacations- Harborwalk Village

When you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, you might want to ring in the New Year and celebrate at the Destin Harbor! Pop some bubbly and enjoy an early performance by Flash Flood at 7:00 pm on the main stage and an 8:00 pm fireworks show! Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes ready because Atlanta’s hottest party band, the A-Town A-List, hits the stage at 9:30 pm performing covers of all your favorite songs.

The night will end with midnight fireworks to start 2021!

**Free Event. No reservations or tickets required!

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NYE at the Palms!

Destin Palms Vacations- The Palms Bistro NYE

The Palms Bistro + Palms of Destin Resort are excited to host an incredible night of lasting memories! Dress in your absolute best attire. Shake the dust off that dress or suit you’ve been waiting to wear!

Listed below are the ticket details:

Champagne Toast
Midnight Breakfast Buffet
Access to both music venues

Reserved Table for Ron Adams or Reserved Patio Lounge for DJ ROHM
VIP Breakfast
VIP Carving Station
Champagne Toast
Party Favors

Access to ALL three entertainment venues
Reserved Table in the Bistro for Ron Adams or VIP Patio for DJ ROHM
Premium seating for the Magic Show
VIP Breakfast
VIP Carving Station
Bottle of Champagne
Party Favors

***Please specify which venue you would like your reserved table. Ron Adams in the Bistro or VIP Patio in the Good Vibes Bar for DJ ROHM*

Admission to the Royal Ballroom Magic Show ONLY

Private bar and tapas available for purchase

Tickets bought together will be seated together!

Premium Bottle Service available throughout the night.

Free parking!

Tables not claimed by 10:30pm will be released. Breakfast buffet will be served at midnight, available right after the champagne toast. Free champagne toast and breakfast buffet included with each ticket. Cheers to surviving 2020 and welcoming in a NEW year!

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New Year’s Eve Destin Dinner Cruise

Destin Palms Vacations- sunquest yacht dinner cruise

Leave 2020 in your wake aboard the 125′ Solaris Yacht this New Year’s Eve! “Seas” the night and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard SunQuest Cruises’ Solaris, cruising from the Baytowne Marina.

Exclusively for guests 21+, this New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise in Destin, FL includes a five-course dinner, live entertainment, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and of course a spectacular fireworks display.

Reservations are available online –

Each guest (21+) is $165 to include:
– 4.5 Hour Dinner Cruise
– 5 Course Chef-Prepared Dinner
– Live Entertainment
– Party Favors
– Midnight Champagne Toast
– Unobstructed views of fireworks from the open-air Sky Deck

Add a Guaranteed Window Table for $75. (Only one window table is needed for groups up to 10 guests.) Window Tables are limited.


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5th Annual Pelican Plunge 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- The 5th Annual Pelican Plunge

BRR! Lay 2020 to rest & celebrate 2021 with a plunge into the Gulf at The Boardwalk’s 5th Annual Pelican Plunge! Be freezin’ for a reason with this unique activity because  100% of proceeds directly support the children of The Emerald Coast Foundation…IT’S FOR THE KIDS!!

On January 1, 2021 the Pelican Plunge opens at 10:30 am for check-in and the pre-plunge good time gathering.

Participants will warm-up with hot cocoa and coffee before the plunge, secure raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes and get their nerves ready for an exhilarating dip into the Gulf.

At 11:30 am all participants will line up near the water and a countdown to the official “Plunge” will take place before the mad dash into the Gulf.

Directly after, the post-plunge socially spaced, good time gathering, New Year festivities begin with a free warm gumbo, DJ, awesome raffle prizes, unbelievable New Year’s Day drink specials, and tons of New Year’s Day fun! This has become the “must attend” New Year’s Day event along the Emerald Coast! Pre-register for only $21 and experience the all-inclusive Pelican Plunge and Party fun.

 If the life’s gets away from you, don’t fret, you can still take the plunge and register the day-of for a $25 day of fee. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds raised go to support the children of the ECF … ITS FOR THE KIDS!

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE PLUNGING. Click the link to access, and sign the on-line waiver:

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72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020

72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

Destin will be hosting the 72nd annual Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020 this October! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Seafood Festival, which normally happens alongside the Rodeo, will not be taking place but the Fishing Rodeo will still call for a “reel” good time! The Destin Fishing Rodeo is fun for saltwater anglers of all ages! To participate, private boats and charter boats must register to enter the Rodeo at least 24 hours prior to weighing a fish. There is no entry fee for anglers on registered vessels. The Rodeo is also fun without having to participate, so stop by the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm for daily weigh-ins! Not only is Destin, FL known for its beautiful, sugar white sand beaches, but it is also recognized as the “Luckiest Fishing Village”. This annual event is one of the several reasons to visit Destin this Fall!

72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

Fall Out of Summer and Into Savings!

If you need a place to stay for the 72nd Annual Destin Fishing RodeoDestin Palms Vacations is offering 25% OFF Fall Stays! Both of these events are family-friendly and popular among the tourists and the locals. The Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020 is something you don’t want to miss! To book your stay with Destin Palms Vacations and receive 25% off your Fall stay please call (850) 270-5227 or visit and use promo code: FALL2020

Destin Palms Aug-Oct 2020 Promo Special

Live Well 30A Credit

Additionally, when booking with us you will also receive a credit of $100 for condos or $200 for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more!

Destin Palms Vacations - Live Well 30A Credit

Xplorie FREE VIP Perks

As well as FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, and much more!

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Your safety is our priority!

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Destin Vacation Rentals & Beaches OPEN!

Destin Vacation Rentals & Beaches NOW OPEN!

Destin Beaches and Vacation Rentals Now Open

Yes, the rumors are true, beaches as well as the vacation rentals in Destin, FL are OPEN! We are just as excited as you are to hear that wonderful news. It seems like one more step closer to our new “normal”. They are open with social distancing practices still in place. The only activities prohibited at this moment is groups of more than 10 and must remain 6ft apart.

While you are staying with us, it is important to know what may or may not be open as well as to what capacity they are serving customers. Currently, we are in “Full Phase 1” which consists of:

  • Restaurants and food establishments to serve patrons at indoor seating up to 50% of the establishment’s seating capacity.
  • Excluding employees; in-store retail sales establishments to operate up to 50% of the building’s occupancy.
  • Museums and libraries to operate at 50% of the building’s occupancy
  • Gyms and fitness centers to operate up to 50% of the building’s occupancy with social distancing measures in effect for classes and sufficient sanitation supplies provided for a patron’s self-cleaning of surfaces and machines following each use.

If you would like more information on “Full Phase One”, you may visit: 

Even though beaches and vacation rentals are open in Destin, FL area (this includes Okaloosa County and Walton County), there are some guidelines we do have to follow to obey the state as well as the county’s ordinances. If you are looking to book a vacation rental in Walton County, all visitors are expected to follow Florida Executive orders 20-86 and orders 20-82, and individuals and rental agencies will refrain from accepting reservations from COVID 19 hot spots including the declared by the Governors orders for the following states; NY, NJ, CT, and LA, for the next 45 days (expected to lift July 3rd, 2020).  If you are looking to book a vacation rental in Okaloosa County, reservations from areas identified by Governor DeSantis as high risk, through Executive Orders (currently EO 20-82 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and EO 20-86 Louisiana) must be for periods longer than the quarantine period (14 days) established in that Order by the Governor. Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties.

While all this may seem confusing at the moment, we are making sure to keep all our guests up to date the best we can to make finding a vacation rental in Destin, FL a little easier.

Since vacation rentals in Destin, FL are open we are accepting new reservations to kick off this Summer and we can’t wait to have everyone back! When you book a stay with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive up to a $200 Live Well 30A credit to use towards beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

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#BookDirect Day 2020

#BookDirect Day 2020

#BookDirect Day

Happy #BookDirect Day 2020! I know some of you are wondering what in the world does that mean and why would it apply to me? Well, you’re in the right place to find out! The only thing that makes a beach vacation more relaxing is knowing you’re getting the best deal possible. That’s what the hashtag #BookDirect is meant for! The ONLY way you are getting the value that you deserve is by booking directly through the vacation property management company. This blog is going to save a lot of people money, time, and frustration. If you are looking for savings, then you’re in the right place!

Also, here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are dedicated to getting our clients the best value and making sure they have the best experience while staying in Destin, FL. We are family-owned and operated as well as centrally located in Destin at Majestic Sun ‘B’ Building in Seascape Resort, should our guests need anything. All of our reservationists, marketing, and maintenance working together in house and are very well acquainted with each of our properties.  Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit

#BookDirect Top 10!

We are so dedicated to educating our guests, we were actually named in Intel Magazine as one of the Top 10 social media accounts in the nation advocating for the movement. This is something we are proud of because like stated before, we want to give our guests a wonderful vacation experience at the best value possible.

The Meaning Behind #BookDirect


This movement was put together by Amy Hinote at VRM Intel. Its purpose is to educate guests about the perks of “bypassing third-party channels to book directly with management companies and homeowners”.

Not only are vacation rental owners facing the same issues regarding the often high commissions set by listing sites, but also guests themselves frequently end up paying a lot more for the same stay. Most guests often do not realize the high and unnecessary fees third party booking sites, such as VRBO, may charge. This is why the #BookDirect movement may be more important than people realize. As consumers, you have a lot more power than you realize and that’s why we find it necessary to educate and inform all of our customers on how they can get the most value.

Get All The Perks You Can Get!


When travelers speak directly with the owner/property manager, they will be the first to find out about special offers, discounts or exclusive deals. For example, here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer all our guests FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. The property managers will also be able to assist those with certain needs such as handicap accessible features or help those that may need pet-friendly accommodations.

Current Specials & Offers

Destin Palms Vacations is also offering up to 30% OFF Winter Stays! Bring your family and friends down for a last-minute getaway at one of our beachfront, or Gulf view vacation rentals to top off the year.  USE PROMO CODE: WINTER19 when booking online at or call us today at (850)270-5227 *Some restrictions may apply. Select properties. Offer valid for new reservations only and must mention special at time of booking. Stay must be between now – March 7th, 2020.